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The Wizards have made it clear they are committed to signing Beal to the max, but the timing is everything from the standpoint of preserving cap room to chase free agents such as Kevin Durant in 2016. CBSSports.com

If the Wizards don't do the extension this summer, Beal would have two options: Become a restricted free agent next summer (assuming the Wizards extend a qualifying offer, which of course they will), or sign his $7.5 million qualifying offer and become unrestricted in 2017. Wizards GM Ernie Grunfeld and Beal's agent, Mark Bartelstein, have yet to initiate extension talks, but they will soon. CBSSports.com

May 19, 2015 Updates

“As much as I love Nene, and I think Nene understands this too, I would love to play with a stretch-four, with a guy who shoots the ball from the three-point line,” Gortat said. “Because that automatically gives me room under the basket to operate and gives me more opportunity to play pick-and-rolls and roll to the paint where the paint is open.” Washington Post

Sometime around the all-star break, the gregarious Marcin Gortat who had captivated the District vanished. After several months of humorous, insightful and candid takes, he politely rushed through interviews if he did them at all. When asked twice over the final weeks of the season to assess his individual campaign, Gortat said he would address his personal situation during his exit interview. That came Monday. “I would say in the eight years of my career, the eighth year was pretty much the toughest one from a personal standpoint,” said Gortat, who completed the first of a five-year, $60 million contract. “I had some issues during the season and that definitely didn’t help me to focus on basketball. That part is on me, definitely on me. I can’t blame anybody for that. I’m not going to talk about those issues. That’s why we call this personal business.” Washington Post

Pierce, 37, was reinvigorated in these NBA playoffs, helping the Wizards to the Eastern Conference semifinals. He has a player option with the Wizards next season, but could opt out and become a free agent. “Paul’s an amazing guy and an even more amazing player,” Bradley said. “I would love for him to be a part of the Celtics again. I mean, I don’t really know what’s going to happen. I’m pretty sure every team in the NBA would love to have Paul Pierce on their team. I just wish the best for him.” Boston Globe

May 18, 2015 Updates

Pierce, 37, was reinvigorated in these NBA playoffs, helping the Wizards to the Eastern Conference semifinals. He has a player option with the Wizards next season, but could opt out and become a free agent. “Paul’s an amazing guy and an even more amazing player,” Bradley said. “I would love for him to be a part of the Celtics again. I mean, I don’t really know what’s going to happen. I’m pretty sure every team in the NBA would love to have Paul Pierce on their team. I just wish the best for him.” Boston Globe

Count Boston Celtics guard Avery Bradley among those that wouldn't be opposed to seeing Paul Pierce finish his career in green. Bradley said Monday during an interview on Boston sports radio 98.5 the Sports Hub that he'd very much embrace the chance to play alongside Pierce again if the opportunity presented itself. "I would love that," Bradley said. "To me, Paul is always going to be a Boston Celtic. The things that he's been able to accomplish in his time here, it was just amazing. And I’m pretty sure all the Boston fans would love that, too." ESPN.com

May 17, 2015 Updates

Seraphin, who signed a one-year qualifying offer last summer for $3.9 million to remain in Washington, is eager to spread his wings. "I definitely want a chance to be a starter. I definitely want to be somewhere I have a chance to be a starter," Seraphin, who matched his career high with 79 regular-season appearances but didn't start a game for the 46-win Wizards, told CSNwashington.com. CSNWashington.com

 

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